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    Activist in Prague protest against arrival of pro-Putin Night Wolves bikers
    May08

    Activist in Prague protest against arrival of pro-Putin Night Wolves bikers

    On May 6, activists in the center of Prague protested against the arrival of Russia`s Night Wolves motorbike club members, who traditionally organize a motocross in early May on the occasion of the anniversary of the victory over Nazism, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Some 30 people with Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, the EU,...

    2 more Russian journalists denied entry to Ukraine
    May08

    2 more Russian journalists denied entry to Ukraine

    Ukraine`s border officers have denied entry to Ukraine to another two Russian journalists who were going to cover the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, speaker of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan posted on Facebook. The reason for the entry ban was their visit to the occupied Crimea through illegal checkpoints. ”This morning...

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions
    May07

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions

    Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the Council of Europe Decision on extending restrictive measures against Russia, that`s according to a declaration by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU. The sanctions in question were imposed against Russia over its actions...

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security
    May07

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security

    The Ukrainian SBU Security Service has barred American movie actor Steven Seagal, from entering Ukraine for a period of four years, the SBU press service has told UNIAN. The agency noted that the entry ban effective until 2021 was introduced in order to ensure the protection of the country`s national interests. See also: Reuters: Putin presents...

    Western Union stops money transfers from Russia to Ukraine without opening bank account – media
    May07

    Western Union stops money transfers from Russia to Ukraine without opening bank account – media

    On May 5, Western Union international money transfer operator will suspend remittance of money from Russia to Ukraine without opening a bank account, according to the Russian newspaper Vedomosti. The reason for the Western Union`s adoption of this decision was a law on financial sanctions, approved by the government of the Russian Federation in...

    FBI Director James Comey says Russia is ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth”
    May07

    FBI Director James Comey says Russia is ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth”

    FBI Director James Comey says that Russia is the ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth, given their intent and capability,” The Independent reports. Mr Comey made the comments during a Senate hearing in which he discussed the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 US election. The top FBI official told senators that Russians...

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron
    May07

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

    Data indicating a Russian citizen has been found in the metadata of hacked emails of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron`s campaign headquarters, according to WikiLeaks` Twitter account. ”#MacronLeaks: name of an employee for Russian government security contractor Evrika appears nine times in metadata for ”xls_cendric.rar” leak...

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline
    May06

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline

    Russian energy monopoly Gazprom has completed the preparatory work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and intends to start laying its sea section in the coming days, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller told Russian President Vladimir Putin at their latest meeting, Prime news agency reports. In turn, Putin said that the issue of Turkish Stream had been...

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry
    May06

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry

    During the regular crew training routine by Ukraine`s Maritime Search and Rescue Service in the Black Sea off the coast of Skadovsk, the Russian military vessel tried to seize the Ukrainian rescue boat, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure. However, the crew`s decisive action hindered the attempt, the press service...

    In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media
    May05

    In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media

    Congress has authorized a new $100 million effort to counter ”Russian influence and aggression” and to support civil society organizations in Europe and Eurasia, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. U.S. lawmakers on May 4 also backed a measure imposing new restrictions and oversight on Russian diplomats in the United States – a measure...

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